Econophysicists Collaboration Networks: Empirical Studies and Evolutionary Model

  • Menghui Li
  • Jinshan Wu
  • Ying Fan
  • Zengru Di
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)


Scientific collaboration network gives a nice description for communications among scientists. In order to show the status of the research in Econophysics, we have collected papers in Econophysics and constructed a network of scientific communication to integrate idea transportation among econophysicists by collaboration, citation and personal discussion. Inspired by scientific collaboration networks, especially our empirical analysis of econophysicists network, an evolutionary model for weighted networks is proposed. The model shows the scale-free phenomena in degree and vertex weight distribution. The results of short term evolution are consistent well qualitatively with the empirical results.


Weighted Network Collaboration Network Link Weight Vertex Weight Personal Discussion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Menghui Li
    • 1
  • Jinshan Wu
    • 2
  • Ying Fan
    • 1
  • Zengru Di
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Systems Science, School of ManagementBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingP.R.China
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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